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Pilot stays behind bars ahead of appeal

A PILOT recently convicted in connection with a $1m drug seizure will remain behind bars until the conclusion of his appeal, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

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Concern over horse plan for Harbour Island

RESIDENTS and businesses in Harbour Island have formed a “coalition” to fight the reinstatement of a horse riding enterprise on the basis that the owner, Byron Bullard, cannot sustain the practice “humanely”.

Port ambulance on loan to cover Grand Bahama shortage

A Freeport Container Port company ambulance is on loan as “back up” to the Rand Memorial Hospital, which is facing a shortage of working ambulances in Grand Bahama.

Documents required by December to meet student immigration requirements

STUDENTS who do not meet the new immigration requirements for the fall semester will have until the end of December to produce the required documents before the Immigration Department intervenes, according to Education Director Lionel Sands.

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PM blasts ‘rich doctors’ over criticism of NHI plan

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday defended the government’s proposal to implement its proposed National Health Insurance scheme and lashed out at “rich doctors” and politicians who have the money to afford private healthcare.

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Government waits for council suggestion on minimum wage

THE government is awaiting a recommendation from the National Tripartite Council on what the country’s new minimum wage should be, Labour Minister Shane Gibson said yesterday.

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$325,000 payout for man left paraplegic by police brutality

THE Court of Appeal awarded more than $300,000 in general damages to a man who became a paraplegic as a result of an incident with police officers in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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A return to Andros to inspire the next generation

PUPILS from five schools in South Andros gathered for a special assembly at Kemp’s Bay High School on Monday as the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling, and Prime Minister Perry Christie, visited and took time to inspire them to aim high.

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Gomez: Flaws show need for National Health Insurance

HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday insisted that the inefficiencies within the public health care system underscore the need for National Health Insurance, saying the government hopes to upgrade facilities to improve care throughout the country.

Average 34-minute wait time for ambulances

NINETY per cent of ambulance delays in New Providence in 2012-2013 were due to “a lack of availability of a unit”, a report prepared by the government’s international consultants Sanigest Internacional found.

Second Disney passenger has swimming accident

DISNEY Cruise Line has confirmed that there were two swimming incidents – one fatal, one serious – involving passengers on two separate cruise ships last week at Castaway Cay.